Digital EFL

Exploring digital technologies for language learning

What is this blog?

This blog is for people interested in digital technologies for language learning.
cropped-dscn3254.jpgIt started as a record of my experience on an MA in digital technologies for language teaching at the University of Nottingham and then moves on to how this learning affects my teaching practice.

On the main page you will find my latest posts. However, at the top of the screen you can click on the menus for for specialist interests.

Update 2015/16:

Completed assignments for learner agency, course design, creative writing, and game-based learning. Created some open educational resources, and chose your own adventures.

Update 2016:

Designed and ran academic writing course on the Moodle platform for the University of Nottingham.

 

Update 2017/18:

Passed MA with distinction on all the assignments and the dissertation! My final project was on Gamefully Designed language Learning. You can find a link to the paper here.

Update 2018:

CELTA tutor training completed. You can find some reflections on this page.

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2 thoughts on “What is this blog?

  1. Hi John, wanted to leave a comment about SL on your identity and virtual worlds bit. A few years ago the BC did a huge push getting people to join up to SL…not sure what happened or for how long but then it went quiet.
    I like you in Small worlds but the very thought of it makes me anxious – as a potential user, not as a teacher! My affective filter is already high and I haven’t signed up to it yet!!! And prob never will 😉

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    1. SL and SmallWorlds are still not ideal but there is a lot of potential there. Perhaps it is more relevant to online/distance courses than F2F contexts. I will hopefully have a chance to look into virtual worlds when I start the next module, I’ll keep you updated:)

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